General Information

Conference venue

The conference takes place at Undervisningshuset at SLU Ultuna Campus in Uppsala, Sweden.

Address: Almas allé 10, 750 07 Uppsala

Conference secretariat opening hours

Thursday June 6, 14.00-18.00
Friday June 7, 08:30-17:30
Saturday June 8, 08:30-17:30
Sunday June 9, 08:30-13.15

Name badge

Your name badge is your admission to the scientific sessions as well as to coffee and lunches. It should be worn at all times at the conference venue.

Internet access

Wireless Internet access is available at the venue. Details will be in the conference package.

Twitter

Please use/follow the hashtag #COCE2013 for conference-related tweets.
Please use/follow the hashtag #envcom for environmental communication-related tweets.
Please follow @TheIECA

Coffee

Coffee will be served in the foyers of Undervisningshuset. Please see the program for time and place. You will need your name badge as a ticket.

Lunches

Lunches will be served in the Ultunarestaurangen, located next to Undervisningshuset. Your name badge is your ticket. If you have any dietary requests that you have informed the organisers about in your registration, please inform the staff in the restaurant.

Social events

Welcome reception, Thursday 6 June, at 17:30
Welcome reception will take place in the foyers of Undervisningshuset. If you have registered for the welcome reception you have received one ticket for a beverage (beer, wine, juice). You can buy additional beverages in the bar. Cash only (SEK).

Poster exhibition and reception, Friday 7 June, at 17:30
The poster exhibition and reception will take place in Room N and the lower foyer of Undervisningshuset. You have received one ticket for a beverage (beer, wine, juice). You can buy additional beverages in the bar. Cash only (SEK).

Conference Dinner, Saturday June 8, at 19:00
The COCE conference dinner will take place at Östgöta Nation (address: Trädgårdsgatan 15).

If you have registered for the dinner you have received a ticket at registration. If you haven’t registered but wish to attend, please contact the conference secretariat for available tickets. The cost is SEK 500 + VAT.

Conference hotels

Clarion Hotel Gillet, Address: Dragarbrunnsgatan 23.
Tel: +46 18 68 18 00. E-mail: cl.uppsala@choice.se

Sunnersta Herrgård (Countryside hotel), Address: Sunnerstavägen 24.
Tel: +46 18 32 42 20. E-mail: info@sunnerstaherrgard.se

Hotel Centralstationen (Hostel), Address: Bangårdsgatan 13.
Tel: +46 18 444 20 10. Email: info@hotellcentralstation.se

Money exchange, currency

Swedish Krona (SEK) is the official currency in Sweden. An exchange office is located at Fyristorg 8. There are plenty of cash dispensers in Uppsala. Major international credit cards are accepted in most hotels, shops and restaurants.

Shopping in Uppsala

Most stores in Uppsala are open 10:00-19:00 on weekdays and 10:00-17:00 on Saturdays. Some stores are open on Sundays as well. Grocery stores usually have longer opening hours.

Tipping

Service is included in the restaurant bills. Tips, however, are given to show appreciation of a good meal or a special service.

Transport to/from Stockholm Arlanda International Airport

Taxi

You can pre-book a taxi at (+46) 123456 or at www.taxikurir.se. The price to get to Stockholm Arlanda International Airport is about SEK 460 (50 Euro).

Bus

Bus 801 runs between Uppsala Central Station and Arlanda once an hour the whole day and night. The journey takes about 45 minutes and costs 100 SEK (10 Euro). You can buy your ticket by credit card through a ticket machine in terminal 2, 4 and 5 at Arlanda airport and at Uppsala Central station. You can also pay by credit card on the bus.

Train

Trains leave Uppsala Central Station for Arlanda Airport 1-3 times/hour from 5:00 until 23:00. The journey takes 15-20 minutes and costs 95-140 SEK (10-14 Euro) if purchased in advance at Uppsala Central Station.

Local bus between the City centre and the Venue

Bus no 20 from “Centralstation” to “Centrala Ultuna”.
Ticket options:
1) Single tickets can be bought from a machine at “Centralstation”, SEK 25/ticket.
2) A single ticket can also be purchased from the bus driver (credit card only), SEK 30/ticket.
3) A bus card can be bought at ”Centralstation” or ”Pressbyrån” at a deposit of SEK 75. The card has to be filled up with a minimum of SEK 100, and each bus trip is then charged with SEK 19.

Emergency calls

You should call 112 if anything happens which means that an ambulance, the police or the fire brigade needs to be called out. 112 is a special emergency number you can call wherever you may find yourself, from a fixed or a mobile telephone.

International calls

Dial 00 + country code + area code + phone number. For example to Spain 0034, to Norway 0047.

Electricity

In Sweden the electrical voltage used is 220/230V.

Pharmacy

There are several pharmacies in Uppsala. Look for ‘Apotek’.

Medical services

Uppsala University Hospital, Akademiska sjukhuset, is located in central Uppsala.
Telephone: +46 18 611 0000. The emergency room is called “Akuten” in Swedish.

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed in the conference venues, or in any other public indoor establishments such as restaurants, bars, etc.

Organization Support

Academic Conferences – SLU and Uppsala University in cooperation
Office contact details during office hours (8:00-16:00 local time)
Tel: +46 18 67 10 34, +46 (0)18 67 15 31
E-mail: coce2013@slu.se